Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby’s Place of Memory is far away from the city: a cottage in Trearddur Bay on the west coast of Holy Island in Wales. The small Victorian stone dwelling looks majestically out over the stormy Irish Sea. When they were studying at the Royal College of Art, they retreated to the cottage together to develop and illustrate their ideas. Lost in concentration for hours, often they covered the entire floor with sketches. What fascinates them about this place is the continuously changing weather and tides, and above all, the sense of calm. At one moment it’s raining, but suddenly the coast is bathed in the most beautiful light. This contrast provided them with a sustainable source of inspiration for their creativity.